1996 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #19
|Hampton Huskies @ Sugar Land Skeeters|
|Series Summary:||Sugar Land manages to steal two of six from Hampton.|
|DeWitt Tigers @ Castle Rock Hounds|
|Series Preview:||In a battle of cellar dwellers, the Hounds had to play these games quickly, so the write-ups will be brief.|
|Game #1:||The Tigers pounce all over the Hounds in Game 1 and take it by a 7-2 tally. Castle Rock does itself no favors, with 2 costly errors. Matt Williams hits a dinger for Dewitt.
WP: M. Leiter (7-10)
|Game #2:||The Hounds pull out a close in the second game, 3-2. Both Rogers and O. Fernandez pitch quality starts, but a Bonds homer is the difference for Castle Rock.
WP: Rogers (7-10)
|Game #3:||This one is a laugher, as the Hounds lay into the Dewitt pitchers, putting up 9 runs, including a 3-run home run for Luis Gonzalez. The final is 9-1.
WP: Pettitte (12-5)
|Game #4:||The Hounds keep up their slugging ways in Game 4, plating 10 runs. The Tigers do pretty well too, putting across 6 runs, but it’s not enough.
WP: Miranda (4-11)
|Game #5:||The Hounds can clinch the series win in Game 5, but they don’t get it done. It is Dewitt’s turn to turn up the offense, as they win 10-5, with Galarraga leading the way with 2 homers and 6 RBI. The final is 10-5.
WP: Wakefield (5-11)
LP: Eldred (4-5)
|Game #6:||After getting shellacked in the first game, Wojo takes the mound again for Castle Rock, hoping to get the series clincher. And, he pitches an absolute gem, complete game shutout. The Hounds bats go off too, putting up a 12-spot with 4 home runs (including 2 by Bonds). The final is 12-0.
WP: Wojchiechowski (5-7)
|Series Summary:||Hounds take 4 out of 6 from the visiting Tigers.|
|Steel City Sluggers @ Blarney Drive Bandits|
|Series Summary:||Steel City takes 5 of 6 without breaking too much of a sweat.|
|New Hampshire Nighthawks @ Harper Woods Expos|
|Series Preview:||New Hampshire is in town for 6.|
|Game #1:||Nighthawks win it in ten 7-5
W Risley 2-4 5.40 era
L Wainhouse 1-3 3.82 era
|Game #2:||Expos win 10-3
W Mussina 10-9 3.97 era
L Sele 4-9 7.06 era
|Game #3:||Harper Woods takes it 8-2
W Erickson 8-9 3.90 era
L Parris 1-4 7.31 era
|Game #4:||The Hampshire wins game four 4-1
W Belcher 10-8 2.71 era
L Mercker 0-7 10.45 era
|Game #5:||Hawks get it done 7-2
W Wright 4-0 3.86 era
L Sodowski 0-1 18.00 era
|Game #6:||Another win for the road team 6-5
W Minor 2-3 5.13 era
L Cook 4-4 2.49 era
|Series Summary:||New Hampshire wins the series 4 games to 2|
|Flossmoor Flying Squirrels @ Chicago Demolition|
|Series Preview:||The Squirrels go crosstown & take on Chicago rivals the Demolition.|
|Game #1:||A 17 Hit attack lead the Squirrels past the Demolition by 5 Runs. Geronimo Berroa has 3 HIts & 3 RBi’s along the way for Flossmoor.
Final Score: Flossmoor 8 – Chicago 3
Win: Ken Hill 9-4 (2.71)
|Game #2:||Flossmoor scored 4 in the 1st & Chicago scored 3, but at the end of it, after 12 Innings the Squirrels were still up by 1 Run.
Final Score: Flossmoor 6 – Chicago 5 (12 Innings)
Win: Brian Mohler 4-2 (1.85)
|Game #3:||A pounding is what the Squirrels did to the Demolition in this one. 12 Hits, 14 Runs. Harold Baines Homers & has 4 RBI’s. Jeff Bagwell 3 Hits, a Home Run & 3 RBI’s.
Final Score: Flossmoor 14 – Chicago 4
Win: Denny Neagle 7-9 (4.08)
|Game #4:||3 More hits & 3 more RBI’s for Jeff Bagwell, 3 Hits for Travis Fryman as the Flossmoor team again put a hurting on the Demolition. Danny Jackson throws 7 Innings with 3 Hits, 1 walk for the Squirrels.
Final Score: Flossmoor 7 – Chicago 0
Win: Danny Jackson 3-0 (3.86)
|Game #5:||Tied at 3 at the end of 9 Innings, the Squirrels go ahead in the 13th by 1. Cecil Fielder ties it with a solo shot in the bottom of 13. Squirrels go ahead by 1 in the 14th, but Phil Nevin hits a 2 Run Bomb (HR) in the bottom of 14 to win it for Chicago.
Final Score: Chicago 6 – Flossmoor 5 (14 Innings)
Win: Scott Radinsky 1-0 (1.42)
|Game #6:||Harold Baines has 3 RBI’s & Ken Hill goes the distance for the Squirrels.
Final Score: Flossmoor 8 – Chicago 2
Win: Ken Hill 10-4 (2.67)
|Series Summary:||Chicago gets kicked around by their crosstown rivals. Firesale coming on the southside.|
|Mexico City Chihuahuas @ Portland Mavericks|
|Series Summary:||Portland and Mexico City split.|
|California Quakes @ Detroit Stars|
|Series Summary:||California beats up Detroit 4-2 n this series|
|Corktown Bootleggers @ Fort Worth Panthers|
|Game #1:||Doug Drabek continued his Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde season as this start he was more Dr. Jekyll allowing a single run on 7 hits in 7 innings for the Panthers. John Mabry and Kevin Elster had homers with Elster’s 3 run shot contributing to a big 5 run third for Ft. Worth
Panthers 7, Bootleggers 1
|Game #2:||Edgar Martinez gives Ft. Worth an early 2 run lead in the first with an RBI double and Pudge Rodriguez gives the boys from cow town insurance run with his 9th homer of the year in the 8th as the Panthers take game two. Kevin Brown improves to 19-3.
Panthers 5, Bootleggers 3
|Game #3:||Old man Willie – Willie McGee – goes 4 for 5 with 3 RBI on 3 doubles and Kevin Elster hits a 2 run homer to lead the way for an 8-3 Panther win extending the winning streak to 9 games.|
|Game #4:||Corktown is finally able to claim the king of the mountain when Alex Rodriguez hits a solo homer in the top of the 9th off Panther reliever Mike Jackson.
Bootleggers 5, Panthers 4
|Game #5:||Bob Tewksbury allows 10 hits in 7 innings for Ft. Worth, but only allows two earned runs and Willie McGee breaks a tie in the 7th with a 2-run homer.
Panthers 5, Bootleggers 3
|Game #6:||Drabek gives most of the bullpen the day off for Ft. Worth but gets pounded for 13 hits including home runs by Brian Jordan and Arod.
Bootleggers 5, Panthers 2
|Series Summary:||Ft. Worth takes 4 of 6.|
|Winnipeg Goldeyes @ Valdosta Bombers|
|Series Preview:||Two of the best teams in the NL (record-wise at least) lock horns as the Goldeyes visit the Bombers in Valdosta in a likely playoff preview.|
|Series Summary:||The Goldeyes flex their muscles a bit as they hit 7 HR’s and they all seemed like they were 3-run shots. Valdosta didn’t hit much, didn’t pitch too great and looked rather flat as Winnipeg takes the series 4-2.|
|Long Beach Titans @ Michigan Mauraders|
|Series Preview:||Long Beach visits Michigan for a 6 game series.|
|Game #1:||Plesac wins the game in relief. Michigan gets a pinch-hit grand slam from Vinny Castilla to win the game. Brady Anderson and Edmonds add homers.
Michigan 8 Long Beach 4
|Game #2:||Steve Avery helps Michigan tie the game early with a 2 run homer. Palmeiro hits his 25th homer.
Michigan 7 Long Beach 5
|Game #3:||Charles Nagy wins his 9th on a shutout. Palmeiro knocks in both runs.
Michigan 2 Long Beach 0
|Game #4:||A.J. Sager twirls a 2 hit shutout for Long Beach. Jeff King hits his 17th.
Long Beach 2 Michigan 0
|Game #5:||Michigan gets 3 hits from backup Dave Valle. Parrett gets the win and Plesac earns the save.
Michigan 3 Long Beach 2
|Game #6:||Alan Benes drops to 0-13 as Michigan takes the win. Bernie Williams, Anderson, and Ripken hit homers.
Michigan 12 Long Beach 5
|Series Summary:||Michigan wins 5 of 6 from Long Beach.|
|Manhattan Gas Hornets @ Stockton Wings|
|Series Summary:||Series split.|
|Santa Rosa Beach Bums @ Cincinnati Outlaws|
|Series Preview:||Two teams fighting for a playoff spot collide in Cincinnati.|
|Game #1:||SRB 4, CIN 0|
|Game #2:||CIN 6, SRB 3|
|Game #3:||SRB 9, CIN 2|
|Game #4:||SRB 9, CIN 4|
|Game #5:||SRB 12, CIN 3|
|Game #6:||SRB 3, CIN 1|
|Series Summary:||Santa Rosa takes five of six|